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Job Number:  45213
Community Support Worker (Casual)
Job Posted: Wednesday, 6 June 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 6 July 2018
(76 days ago)
Bissell Centre
Region: Edmonton area Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton Salary: (not entered)

Through our vision to eliminate poverty in our community, and guided by a passionate concern for the dignity and well-being of each individual, Bissell Centre’s work is based on building relationships, hope and trust. Our mission is to work with others to empower people to move from poverty to prosperity. We enable people to meet their own basic daily needs, participate in community, have sustainable livelihoods, feel hope for the future and make plans for a prosperous life.   


Currently, Bissell Centre is looking for the right individual to fill the position of Community Support Worker. Bissell’s Community Space is a safe space for adults to access essential supports and services, build relationships, create community and participate in a wide range of recreation, arts, culture, life skills, and education programs. The Community Support Worker practices from a person-centered and harm reduction perspective. This position focuses on ensuring a welcoming and safe environment for all participants accessing the Community Space.


Specific responsibilities of the position include:

  • Ensure a welcoming and safe environment for all participants accessing the Community Space
  • Assist participants to access Bissell Centre services available in the Community Space, which include: coffee, laundry, showers, lunches, haircuts and other basic need services
  • Use de-escalation skills and provide crisis intervention as required
  • Encourage and support participants to achieve their goals through accessing other external or internal resources and services
  • Engage participants in intentional and purposeful conversations, this may include providing individual support or advocacy to participants
  • Assist with maintaining the Community Space, including: general cleanliness, stocking supplies, organizing storage areas, doing the laundry and reporting required repairs
  • Assist with the orientation, ongoing training and support of volunteers
  • Assist with other program activities and events as required, e.g. intake shifts, Moonlight Bay camps, and other special events
  • Ensuring daily maintenance of Community Space Specific logbooks, records and stats sheets
  • Attend meetings and trainings as required
  • Other duties as assigned


The ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:  


  • Diploma or Degree in Social Work or equivalent
  • Minimum 1 year relevant employment experience
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal Cultural Resources, Ceremonies and Protocols is an asset
  • Familiarity with issues of poverty, homelessness and Edmonton’s urban core
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, result oriented, good time management, strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Available for shifts Monday to Friday between 7:30am to 2:30pm.
  • Proficiency of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

Additional Screening Requirements

  • Criminal Record and Child Intervention checks are required

Bissell Centre is an equal opportunity employer who is committed to diversity within our community and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, or disability. Bissell Centre is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees, in accordance with provincially and federally legislated protected grounds.

How to Apply:
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Position will be posted until a suitable candidate is found. Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter to:

Christie Smith
Team Lead, Community Development
Bissell Centre
10527 - 96 Street
Edmonton, AB T5H 2H6

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
Contact Details:
Tina Young
Bissell Centre
10527-96 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5H 2H6

Tel: 780-423-2285
www:   www.bissellcentre.org

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